Texas police: 2 teens killed in attem...

Texas police: 2 teens killed in attempted break-in

There are 98 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Sep 4, 2009, titled Texas police: 2 teens killed in attempted break-in. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Police in Texas say a group of teenagers were trying to break into a home when a resident opened fire and killed two of the youths.

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good

New Milford, CT

#2 Sep 4, 2009
That's the way to do it!!
havy

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Sep 4, 2009
maybe this will set the kid who survived straight. very hard to have pitty on criminals...even teenagers.
travis

Fort Myers, FL

#4 Sep 4, 2009
havy wrote:
maybe this will set the kid who survived straight. very hard to have pitty on criminals...even teenagers.
Some states (and I think Texas is one of them) have laws where this teenage criminal would be charged in the deaths of his two partners in crime, so I guess it could set him straight to either life in prison or death row.

People are fed up, and perhaps teenagers are getting the message that breaking into someone else's home can get you killed.

Here in Marin it's likely the homeowner who would be facing charges (sadly).
TRB - 1005

AOL

#5 Sep 4, 2009
The little thieving punks just don't get it.

When you do a home invasion in Texas you risk getting yourself killed for being stupid. Law in Texas states a homeowner has the right to defend his family and property.

They were stupid, they made the choice to invade, the homeowner gave them Texas justice.

Adios punks, you won't be doing anymore home invasions!

Texas slogan: Don't mess with Texas!
No loss

Johnstown, PA

#6 Sep 4, 2009
Two less scumbag losers to prey upon the rest of us. Too bad the others weren't killed also.
TXMAN

Flower Mound, TX

#7 Sep 4, 2009
What this story fails to mention, is that one of the teenagers was carrying a handgun, and pointed at the resident of the home when he broke into his bedroom. Two of the other teenagers were carrying pellet guns, which looked like rifles. The fourth said he was not carrying a gun, but he got away, and only got caught when he returned to the area to check on his buddies. He probably ditched his gun, so that he would look less guilty.
PSA spotter

Mechanicsburg, PA

#8 Sep 4, 2009
THIS story should be told.. and SHOWN WITH GRAPHIC PICTURES....
.... to every high school... every JD facility, and every REFORM SCHOOL.
LetTruthBeKnown

United States

#9 Sep 4, 2009
Sounds like they should be tried as adults if they had guns, even the pellet guns. WTH, no pity here. They were not there to play Santa Claus, they were their to hurt and maim people
daniel

San Marcos, TX

#10 Sep 4, 2009
Dutch wrote:
too bad..so sad..bye bye.
there's no need for that. i knew one of the kids that was shot to death. i know people like you have no conscience but you should be ashamed.

“Depraved Indifference”

Since: Dec 08

Ronin

#11 Sep 4, 2009
Good riddance. 2 less scumbag criminals. I love a good ending like this. You will have people like Daniel who will say "they were great kids", blah, blah, etc. People are tired of the bullsh/t and don't want to hear it.

"people like you have no conscience" ???? Are you talking about the turds who break into innocent peoples homes to rob and terrorize them ? Go cry somewhere else.
LetTruthBeKnown

United States

#12 Sep 4, 2009
daniel wrote:
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there's no need for that. i knew one of the kids that was shot to death. i know people like you have no conscience but you should be ashamed.
Shame is with the gangstahs and their families. That is where the shame really is. Thank God this innocent family did not suffer being maimed, terrorized, killed nor robbed by this hoodlums. Two left who will now cost the taxpayers. Your pity party means nothing to most families who read this story. Are you going to pay the full bill for these goon teens like medial and jail life? Probably not. They will have the trauma of there actions to deal with and no one to blame but themselves. Too lazy to work for what they want.
Bruce

Azusa, CA

#13 Sep 4, 2009
A man's home is his castle. Why the hell do criminals have rights while they are committing a crime anyway? It would be heartbreaking to have your kids killed, but somewhere along the line, some parenting went missing. When problems used to happen, a good parent would say "just give me a few minutes officer, then you take him" If this happened, then the police would not have to be solving these problems. You break into a man's house, he's going to shoot you. Know the rules, or don't play the game.
Batwoman

Green Valley, AZ

#14 Sep 4, 2009
Frankly I am not sure how anybody has the nerve to commit a crime in Texas anymore. That's not an insult. I am just saying, they don't mess around there.
Not Sad

Wichita Falls, TX

#15 Sep 5, 2009
Loved the newscast in Luling getting comments from people and wouldnt you know it, someone said "they were good kids and this isnt like them"...

Where were the parents?
Bangers bottom of society

United States

#16 Sep 5, 2009
I have a feeling they were Mexican. Not sure???? Anybody have info on race?
Think about it

AOL

#17 Sep 5, 2009
daniel wrote:
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there's no need for that. i knew one of the kids that was shot to death. i know people like you have no conscience but you should be ashamed.
Well Daniel what kind of boy was he ?
Think about it

AOL

#18 Sep 5, 2009
I work hard for what I have and I sure as h-ll don't wany ANYONE taking it .
3 teens with one a handgun and two with a pellet gun breaking into a home at 2 am. in the morning .
Well I say that when you go to rob a house with a gun you plan on useing it and you as a home owner don't have time to ask the boys at 2 am. in the morning " Are you going to USE that Gun Young Man ?

NOT !
Whitey

United States

#19 Sep 5, 2009
The one that got away unharmed but was dumb enough to come back and get cause was mexican. No other info on the two that died and the one still in the hospital.
Think about it

AOL

#20 Sep 5, 2009
I feel sorry for the young man that shot them for he is the one that well have to live with this the rest of his life .

This young man has to tell himself its ME or Them.

And it sure as Hell is NOT going to be THEM .

“Death of literacy - few notice”

Since: May 09

Alamo

#21 Sep 5, 2009
They aren't criminals until tried & found guilty by a competent court. That said, breaking & entering (I assume the door/window wasn't open), waving a deadly weapon (or look-alike), pointing the weapon at the legal homeowner in his own bedroom ... that's not going to end well. If it is ruled self-defense, then the court will go on to prosecute the surviving teen.

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